Their immediate ancestry is rooted in ground that is composed of varied soil content; the concrete granite of Los Angeles, nestled in the alluvial plains of California and the developing nature of volcanic schist which erects Taiwan. Limestone bedrock that was once used to make the Giza pyramids glisten in the desert sun – the foundation for commonality extracted from the motherland.
Concluding two years of academia in the mainland, this inebriated nomadic warrior’s spirit began to reemerge – the Djin – pure essence. Magnetic north moved, drawn south, echoing the footsteps illustrated by a mystical nymph. Luminously stimulating my physical organs while radiantly arousing my mental capacities, blinding light, stumbling upon Formosa – the Beautiful Island, a remote destination refrained from foreign eyes.
An expedition with the bare essentials that rapidly turned into a semi-permanent relocation. Yilan; paralleling Toby, stripped of its tribal name and land to be labeled new – Kavalan. Ravished by the outside world, limbs broken, weak and dangling in the wind, conjuring all of its strength to remain attached to the trunk that is rooted in the soil of its heritage- remnants of being whole and uncorrupted, the identity of its former self.
Skepticism pegged to mutual understanding. Adoption fixed exchanged between patience and intention. Eventually paralleling the creator – mitosis, cell replication, becoming timeless creating new generations, DNA variations and mutations – a new race of aboriginals. Queens understand their birthrights and attachment to the land, the earth and its entirety.
King Block Dean (El.Sin.Say)
1st and 2nd Kavalan Distillery Tour with my young Queens